Welcome to Part 2 of posts about a couple of products I love that have been life changing for me in getting out and about with my son using a wheelchair and my daughter a stroller. You can find the first part here.
What I’m sharing about today has made my life so much easier and has helped tremendously to bring down my stress level when going to therapies and doctor appointments. Without further ado here it is! The junior x rider in conjunction with the random tandem connection.
This collaboration of innovative products has saved my back some serious strain and has made taking both my son and daughter to appointments a breeze (for the most part).
I love being able to have my daughter ride in her seat on the back of my son’s wheelchair.
Right now this keeps my daughter completely entertained during appointments but I’m not sure how long it will last!
Surprising it actually maneuvers very well as well. Sometimes we have a little trouble turning and have to do some 3-5 five point turns but for the most part it is really easy to push and get around with.
The seat does stick out pretty significantly so instead of bending over to push them I have taken to standing off to my daughters right side (just the most comfortable for me) and pushing like that.
I have used it outside on some pretty lengthy walks before we got the right stroller to use with our random tandem. Even on those more lengthy walks it worked and rode very well.
The junior x rider comes disassembled so it does have to be put together. My husband did it and said that it wasn’t too bad. It took him about an hour if I remember correctly (which I may not be). All I know is it’s put together and I’ve been loving it!
The junior x rider is designed to go on the back of a stroller that has a bar going across. My son’s wheelchair does not have a bar like that so we simply keep one of the random tandem bars attached for easy attaching and going.
The junior x rider comes with a strap where you can fold the seat up attach it the stroller (wheelchair) but it seems to cumbersome for us like that so we just detach it once we’re done with it. It’s really quick to attach and detach.
Once the child riding in the seat is older and bigger there is the option to remove the seat and the child can stand on the board left and ride along that way.
When you are using the seat there is an easily adjustable seat belt to keep your child safe and sitting down.
However I was needing to lift my son out of his chair often and having her on me and lifting him was too much for my back. Not to mention all of a sudden she discovered the joy of grabbing things from my hand so dodging those eager hands while trying to do bolus (syringe) g-tube feeds was becoming quite the challenge.
Appointments have truly gotten 100 percent better since we’ve been attending with them attached this way.
I highly recommend this as a solution to having a child who uses a wheelchair and a pretoddler/toddler and needing to take them both to appointments/ therapies/ errands etc.
I sincerely pray this will help those who need it as much as it has me.
If you are feeling discouraged about the options out there for this type of situation I hope this and the one I shared here will enable you to reduce your stress if even a little bit in getting out and about and allow you more freedom to get out and about and enjoy life more!
Let’s Talk: What are some of your favorite solutions for making life easier getting out and about? Whether its something like I shared about in this post or a favorite organizing bag, etc, I’d love to hear about something you love that makes life easier!
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